National Day of Service and Remembrance

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance or 9/11 Day is a federally-recognized day of unity and charitable service, annually observed on anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks throughout the United States and in other countries around the world. It has grown to become the largest annual day of charitable service in the United States.

The idea of making September 11 an annual day of service was conceived in the winter of 2001 by David Paine, a former marketing executive from New York City and Jay Winuk, who lost his brother Glenn Winuk in the attacks at the World Trade Center. Together they formed the nonprofit group called One Day’s Pay. In 2007, the name of the organization was officially changed to MyGoodDeed. In 2009, MyGoodDeed successfully led an effort to designate September 11 under federal law as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. In 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, MyGoodDeed and other organizations joined together to organize the largest day of charitable service in U.S. history, with more than 32 million Americans participating, according to research conducted by Horizon Consumer Science on behalf of MyGoodDeed. Today, 9/11 Day continues to engage nearly 30 million Americans annually in various forms of charitable service, including volunteering, donations to charities, and simple good deeds.

(Summarized from Wikipedia article, September 11 National Day of Service.)

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